VIDEO: Cultural Conversation

Lucas Levya & the Borscht Film Festival - Knight Arts Challange awardee

The Knight Arts Challenge is back and ready to hear the best ideas from Miami’s artistic community. To get everybody in the spirit of The Challenge, SocialMiami sat down with past awardees to learn about the grant competition and their secrets of success.

Lucas Levya is the director of the Borscht Film Festival. The project for which the Borscht received its funding was entitled: “Redefining Miami in Film.” Their submission read as follows: to shape Miami’s cinematic identity, the Borscht Film Festival will showcase and create original films that tell unique Miami stories. The festival will issue an open call for local filmmakers to join them in the process, and will provide financial and professional support for producing the films created annually. After they are completed, the films will be available online, shown at the Borscht Film Festival and made available to national and international film festivals.

See all six of SocialMiami’s Knight Arts Challenge conversations, including: Dennis Scholl from the Knight Foundation; Stephanie Ansin from PlayGround Theatre; Lucus Levya from Borscht Film Festival; Peter Boswell from MAM; Chris Chrebet from Leggo My Demo; and Laura Quinlan from Rhythm Foundation.

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